Cianci campaign fund grew by $175K early in prison sentence

By Dan McGowan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Former Providence Mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr.’s old campaign war chest grew by nearly $200,000 during his first two years in federal prison, according to campaign finance records reviewed by

The campaign fund would eventually be scuttled and the account drained following a court-ordered forfeiture and a massive donation to a nonprofit created by Cianci.

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